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‘Tis done – BurdaStyle Autumn/Winter 2012 #14

The fabric is a lovely crisp white cotton lawn from which I cut a size 38, but after all was said and done (and I fiddled with fit a lot) I’m just not in love with this shirt. Oh.  You’ll … Continue reading

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Summer sewing

Wow but we are having an amazingly long hot summer this year and I’m enjoying it enormously.  The heat is getting in the way of sewing time rather, and I have been avoiding the sewing room in the evening as … Continue reading

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Bodice block is on hold for the mo

A few evenings ago I climbed back into the bodice and stood very still while JJ carefully pinned me in (note to self, a centre back closure on a block is just daft).  About ten minutes later he ever so … Continue reading

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More creases and wrinkles

Here’s the bodice so far, with some alterations/hacks started. It is an improvement on the first version.  Progress hey?  Here’s what I did: Removed 5/8″ seam allowances from the neckline and armscye.  The neck still looks a little high so … Continue reading

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Wrinkles and creases

And here finally in all its wrinkled unaltered glory is the size 12 bodice block on me. Man my right arm looks weirdly enlarged in the rear view pic…. but ignore that as best you can.  Also please note that … Continue reading

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